Idiom:  in a bad way

Meaning 

Idiom:  in a bad way

  1. in a very serious condition
  2. very ill


Example sentences

  • My grandma’s been in a bad way since my grandfather died last month.
  • My roommate's in a bad way since he started doing drugs.
  • We rescued some dogs from a puppy mill and most of them are in a bad way and will require veterinarian care.
  • My mother is really in a bad way these days.  Her rheumatoid arthritis is frequently flaring up and she's in so much pain. 
  • I had to take family medical leave because my daughter is in a bad way since she was in a serious car accident.
  • Thank God for crowdfunding. My next door neighbor was in a bad way and didn't have health insurance but we were able to raise $75,000 so he could have an operation.
  • I'm not sure why but I've been in a bad way for a few weeks and I think it's time I go see a doctor.
  • How long has your wife been in a bad way? I feel so sorry that I didn't know she was in the hospital or I would have visited her by now.

Synonyms

  • a shadow of one's former self
  • out of commission
  • out of sorts

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